Indian Railways to Wi-Fi Enable Select Stations and Important Trains

Indian Railways plans to make popular trains Wi-Fi enabled. To start with, Wi-Fi will be enabled on the Delhi – Amritsar and Delhi – Bhopal routes of Shatabdi Express. It would then be followed by all Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains and a few popular express and super fast trains. This would help executives to utilize their travel time in a productive way. It is expected that in the forthcoming Budget rail minister may make an announcement in this regard. The service will be free.

Railways’ Telecom & IT wing (RailTel) also plans to provide Wi-Fi connectivity at 50 select railway stations to enable passengers at these stations to make use of Broadband Internet facility using their Laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled services. Twenty stations are expected to be made operational by March 2008.


RailTel has also been asked to provide cyber Cafes at 82 stations on Indian Railways out of which cyber cafes at 24 stations have already been commissioned. [via et]

This is really great, Laluji! You are making us proud.  I was hoping for this facility many years back when I used to commute in Trivandrum – Mangalore route. I then accesses internet using Reliance mobile USB connection, which often got cut as it depends on the reliance signal strength.

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